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Child killed, others injured in crash in Richland County, Sheriff's Department says

Richland County Sheriff squad

A child was killed and others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Richland County Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Law enforcement and emergency crews responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 56 around 3:25 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department said.

A car driver traveling east on Highway 56 failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a truck going south on Highway 80, the department said.

The car had five people inside. All of them were taken to Richland Hospital with injuries from the crash, the department said. One child died at the hospital from the injuries.

The truck driver, the only occupant in that vehicle, did not need medical attention, the department said.

The State Patrol, Richland Center Fire Department and Richland County, Cazenovia and Reedsburg emergency medical services also responded to the crash.

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